Friday, August 28, 2009

I know, I know

Y'all can see that I've pitifully abandoned the giveaway.

Well not really, but it's been sadly neglected.

I have a million excuses, and most of them would probably fly with y'all, but I'm still woefully ashamed (as I am typing 2.3 words per minute on the "old" computer because the "new" one decided that life wasn't worth living if it included me).

So I pathetically apologized to my dear friend Dana - and she offered a way to mix things up (and she forgave me, which is pretty cool... cuz I do NOT want to get on the bad side of a chick who knows how to Photoshop).

Here's what she has graciously offered:

Choose from her amazing art posted here, or let her mess with your own photo and turn it into a frameworthy conversation starter.

To show you what I mean... here's a shot I recently captured of my aunt and her son who was just about to move across the country.

He's her oldest... and was the sweetest little baby ever (he's still a major sweetheart).
It was heartwarming to watch this giant of a boy hugging his mother wordlessly as they looked out over the lake the eve before he left.

It was dusk and I knew the moment would disappear if I didn't act quick. I prayed for the right settings and zoomed in. What I got was not overly impressive. Here's the SOOC shot:

And here's the masterpiece Dana made of it
(Aunt A and Cousin It - look away! You'll get the originals soon, so act surprised):

See? Wouldn't you love something like this? Doesn't it make you think of a few more knock-knock jokes? Or at least take a couple seconds to let us know if you're already a follower.

Go here to enter... I CANNOT wait to see what two of you get to choose! These would make great gifts for a grandparent or spouse or friend. Personalized with something truly meaningful!

Howsabout Sunday afternoon for a deadline?


He & Me + 3 said...

Oh I love Dana...she is so talented. I already entered. That photo is awesome!

Floortime Lite Mama said...

wow what a talented woman Dana is - love the picture

Sande said...

Very moving .... and do we get the promise of the emotionally committed son too ...:}

Foursons said...

You NEED to pick MY name! OK? Glad we got that settled.

Anonymous said... FLATTER a girl! I wish I was all cool in real life! HAHAHAHAHA said...

Do I have to tell a joke? I don't know a knock knock joke by heart. I am going to google one now

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Who who?
Is there an owl in here?

heidi said...

I'm gonna have to go with my favorite joke.

What happened to the frog when his car broke down?

He got Toad.


I laugh. It's funny. You laugh, it's funny. You award me the prize.


Judy Black said...

I got this from Aha jokes .com- I'm in a why kinda mood- I hope this counts as a joke.

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?